Participants of the Winter Mediation Training Institute were thrilled when the instructors announced “class dismissed” on the final day of the week-long General Civil and Family Mediation courses. “I found the training to be challenging, but very rewarding”, commented Dave Masters, Vice President and Senior Consultant for Clear OptionsHR. “It was an eye opening experience for me to see this process at work first hand.”
The Tennessee Supreme Court approved courses conducted by Private Dispute Resolution Services are a comprehensive learning experience that provide professionals with mediation training necessary to apply for Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 General Civil or Family mediator listing. The professionals who take these courses are also looking to enhance their problem-solving skills with co-workers and constituents and become better advocates for their clients when disputes arise.
This is just the first step for many in becoming mediators and/or learning alternative methods of dispute resolution. Each of the participants comes to this training with valuable communication and problem-solving skills. Our role is to help them hone those skills and incorporate them in to a formal collaborative problem-solving process.
We are so proud of what this group accomplished, said PDRS Instructor Terry Croghan, This is a hands-on training with ongoing evaluation and everyone stayed engaged and contributed 100%. That always makes for a great educational experience.
“This mediation training is definitely a once in a lifetime experience”, expressed Kathy Rowell, a Chattanooga Attorney. “It was a very intense and informative training for me. I learned a lot about mediation, but even more about myself.”
Our Next Mediation Training Institute will be held April 11-15, 2016. For more information about PDRS mediation training and services, contact us.